English Vocab Lesson 15

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expedient

adj. appropriate to a purpose or useful in achieving a goal. n.a means to an end

expedite

v.to help or hurry the progress of something. of business, to perform business quickly

impede

v.to hinder; to block the way

pedigree

n.a line or list or ancestors, especially of a distinguished kind. a recorded line of descent showing pure breeding of animals

pedometer

n.a device that calculates distance traveled by counting the number of steps taken

antipodes

n.any two places on opposite sides of the earth. something that is the exact opposite of or contrary to something else

podiatry

n.the study and treatment of foot ailments

podium

n.an elevated platform for an orchestra conductor or lecturer; a dais

aggression

n.the act or habit of launching attacks. hostile action or behavior

degradation

n.reduction of rank or status, especially of office or dignity. lowering of moral or intellectual character. disgrace; dishonor

digress

v.to stray from the main topic in writing or speaking; to trun aside

gradation

n.a systematic progression through a series of stages

gradient

n.an incline or slope; the rate of incline

regress

v.to go back; to return to a former or less developed condition

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